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TB coupled with AIDS soars in Africa

... billion people are currently infected with the TB germ and this figure is one-third the world population!!!!! Africa is the worst hit continent. Nearly 25 million people are HIV positive and 2.5 million people died due to HIV related causes last year in Africa alone....

Wheat wards off colon cancer

...h shows that eating whole grain products and wheat germ is critical for the antioxidants to be absorbed....

Scientists found ancient Human Germ Killer

...ce was designated RTD-1. Such naturally occurring germ fighters, known as ``defensins,'' are believed to have evolved tens of millions of years ago, Cole said, before birds separated from their reptile ancestors. They inhibit not only viruses but bacterial diseases as well. Although human beings have a ...

Mutating viruses helps produce antibodies

...ance, adapting to attack the microbe even when the germ is not in a host. The scientists are coming up with biotechnology applications such as artificial antibodies from this mutation process by working with chemist Gregory Weiss of the University of California in Irvine. For instance, by taking the phag...

Gene researchers make Malaria-resistant mosquito

...mosquitoes by introducing foreign genes into their germ line, or the genes that are passed on to future generations. Once a mosquito consumes malaria-infected blood, the malaria parasite needs to cross over from the mosquito's gut into the blood in order to fully develop. In their research, published in ...

New cholera strain identified

...and diarrhoea in coastal areas of the country. The germ was simultaneously active in coastal areas of Japan,” said director of National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases (NICED) Sujit Kumar Bhattacharya. Samples were flown in to Kolkata. “It was identified by our scientists as vibrio parahaemoli...

Benefits of Eating Whole Grains, Fruits and Vegetables

...ain foods have three parts including the bran, the germ and the endosperm. Most of the nutrients are found in the bran and the germ. A refined grain contains only the endosperm and thus provides fewer nutrients than whole grains. For this study, researchers used information from the Atherosclerosis Risk ...

New heart-healthy corn due in stores by 2007

...to the industry. It is ground to separate the corn germ -- an oval-shaped nub in the kernel -- from which oil is extracted. The residue is saved for making animal feed. The oil is sold to food processors to use as an ingredient for other products or is sold as cooking oil. Scientists are waiting for a p...

Some pets found to be SARS carriers

... imported into markets have been found harboring a germ that's almost identical to the SARS virus. Because of the possibility that animals can spread the respiratory virus, WHO has suggested that animals in China and elsewhere be tested for SARS and other diseases before they are eaten. For the Nature...

Test to predict ovarian cancer

...of the ovaries, like the surface epithelial cells, germ cells, and the sex cord-stromal cells. This form of cancer in women is ranked 4th in terms of causing deaths due to cancer. The new test is based on four proteins, leptin, prolactin, osteopontin and insulin-like-growth-factor II, if the level of two...

Sepsis Death Reported With Mifepristone – FDA Issues Warnin

...ified the bacterium Clostridium sordelli a common germ not usually associated with illness as the cause of two of the four deaths and suspect it as the cause of the other two deaths. Acting director of FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Steven Galson, said it is not clear why the bacteria ...

Testicular cancer identified

... carry the gene are more susceptible to testicular germ cell tumours (TGCT) which make up 95 per cent of all testicular cancer cases. The team, which also includes researchers from Norway, Germany, Ireland and Canada, studied a total of 134 families with two or more cases of testicular cancer. Out of the...

Encephalitis Deaths in Maybe higher than Reported

The Japanese Encephalitis germ has spread to most of the northern sections of Uttar Pradesh. The officials have reported 240 deaths but this maybe even higher according to reports from health officials. On Saturday the medical officials were worried and said // the actual toll...

Mushrooms can help fight chronic disease

... about 12 times more of the antioxidant than wheat germ and four times more than chicken liver that are held to be the richest source of antioxidant ergothioneine. Surprisingly, the levels of ergothioneine do not decrease when the mushrooms are cooked. The antioxidant limits cell oxidation in the human b...

Sperm stem cells could be an alternative to embryonic stem cells in future

...- human embryos or mouse cells. Ordinarily, when germ stem cells divide into two cells, one "daughter" c... a remarkable breakthrough as the fate of the male germ cells that give rise to sperms have been altered. Surprisingly, the stem cells even retained their ...

Cholesterol Can Be Effectively Controlled By Sunflower Seeds, Pistachios

...ac function. On analysis, sesame seeds and wheat germ were found to rank highest in terms of the phytosterol content. But the limited consumption of these agents as individual foods prevent the realization of the potential health benefits. The next highest position is being taken up by Pistachios and su...

Cholesterol; Can Be Reduced By Sunflower Seeds, and Pistachios

...d as snack foods in the US. Sesame seed and wheat germ actually ranked highest, but are not consumed as frequently as individual foods. Similarly Brazil nuts and walnuts ranked the lowest in phytosterols, the researchers reported in their study that appeared in the American Chemical Society's Journal of ...

Penicillin To Pave Way For New Antibiotics

... sick on and off for weeks or months, as the strep germ isn't quite killed off but instead lingers in the child's body. The children also become vulnerable to much more severe infections that will demand the use of even stronger drugs later on. All the while, the still-contagious child is exposing his or ...

Intestinal Disorders Caused By Overuse of antibiotics

...strains have been identified. In New Jersey, the germ has killed over 400 people since 1997. In 2004, there were 25 known outbreaks in hospitals of the region. According to the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the infection has so far been reported in 16 US states, including New Jersey, New...

Food Grains Project To Tackle Malnutrition In India

...c or vitamins. They could be through the import of germ plasm from a member nation. They could be transgenic too. After the project was approved in 2003, the Melinda and Bill Gates Foundation gave a grant of $50 million, for a 10-year period to sustain the effort. By 2008, scientists expect to provide a...

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